PepsiCo forecast top-line growth would ease in 2016

PepsiCo 2015 results, 2016 outlook - takeaways

The macro-economic environment, prospects in Latin America, doing business in the Middle East and the outlook for pricing where the hot topi...

Kellogg says moves to reposition Special K as wellness brand are working

The mixed fortunes of Kellogg's two main US arms

Kellogg's US business weighed on its results in 2015 but the company insisted its troubled US cereal business was seeing signs of improvemen...

Should Flowers abandon its quest for bigger market share?

Time to reappraise strategy at Flowers Foods?

Flowers Foods' share price fell almost 20% yesterday (11 February) after the US bakery group booked fourth-quarter earnings that failed to h...

David Cameron wants to renegotiate terms of UK membership of EU

What are the implications of Brexit for UK food?

The UK could vote on its membership of the EU in little more than four months but little attention has been paid to what impact an exit coul...

Packed halls at ISM 2016

just-food's pick: Innovation on show at ISM 2016

When ISM, the world's largest confectionery and snack trade fair, closed its doors for 2016 last week around 38,500 visitors had been throug...

Starbucks wants to open around 1,400 stores in China in three years

Foodservice focus: McDonald's/Five Guys/Starbucks

January saw signs McDonald's moves to revitalise its domestic business are gaining traction, Pizza Hut look to boost its own US sales in par...


Can dairy-free Flora lift Unilever's UK spreads sales? 5 Feb 16

Unilever launched a dairy-free variant to Flora in the UK, in its latest attempt to lift its sales in a struggling category. But is winning over a few free-from supporters and consumers with lactose or dairy allergies enough to do the trick? Hannah Abdulla explores.


Mondelez International's 2015 results and outlook for 2016 - 7 things to learn 4 Feb 16

Mondelez International's shares took a tumble yesterday on the back of its 2015 numbers and its forecasts for 2016 - and were down again today. Chairman and CEO Irene Rosenfeld called the last 12 months "a year of very strong results" and, although conceding volumes would again be under pressure, forecast further improvement in profitability. What should we take away from the figures and from its outlook for the months ahead? Dean Best investigates.

Thought Leaders


Pioneer warns on South Africa outlook 

Katy Askew | 12 Feb 16 Conditions set to get worse in South Africa, Pioneer suggests

South Africa's Pioneer Food Group has warned of deteriorating conditions facing food makers in the country. 


PepsiCo's Nooyi: "macro challenges" will continue

Dean Best | 11 Feb 16 PepsiCo's Nooyi: 'What we can control, we are doing very well'

PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi today (11 February) warned the global macroeconomic challenges facing business will persist in 2016, claiming she had not seen trading conditions of this nature in her time in business.


WhiteWave FY earnings jump by one-fifth

Katy Askew | 11 Feb 16 WhiteWave expects growth to continue in 2016

WhiteWave Foods revealed today (11 February) that its full year net earnings rose 20% while its full-year operating profit increased by one-quarter, supported by sales growth and margin expansion. 

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La Doria, Feger to face dumping duties

Lotus Bakeries FY boosted by organic growth

Yeo Valley launches sugar-free yoghurts in UK

Unilever to move Netherlands IT, accounting roles

Tootsie Roll earnings rise despite sales pressure 

United Biscuits adds to Go Ahead! range

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Richelieu Foods CEO Tim O'Connor eyes growth in pizza and pourables - interview 9 Feb 16

Dean BestRichelieu manufactures pizza, dressings and sauces

Richelieu Foods, the US private-label supplier backed by private-equity, is expanding production with a new plant to support its growth. Dean Best spoke to Tim O'Connor, the president and CEO of the pizza-to-dressings manufacturer, to discuss the group's plans and how he sees the company's categories developing.


Australia's Weis Bars sets sights on Chinese ice cream market - the bitesize interview 20 Jan 16

Hannah AbdullaJulie Weis, co-owner, Weis Bars

Australia's Weis Bars has built up a presence across much of Asia with its real-fruit based ice cream range and now the Queensland-based company is eyeing the Chinese market. We catch up with co-owner Julie Weis who tells us why Weis Bars is ready for a launch into China and how the company is looking to increase its presence back home.


Why Urban Fresh Foods plumped for Lotus Bakeries' ownership - interview 5 Jan 16

Dean BestBrook: Lotus Bakeries were 'lead choice by long way' for Bear owner Urban Fresh Foods

Urban Fresh Foods, the privately-owned UK firm behind the children's-focused snack brand Bear, said last summer it was looking at ways to expand internationally and suggested it could accept investment. Just before Christmas, the company, set up in 2007, announced it had agreed to a takeover bid from Belgium's Lotus Bakeries. Dean Best speaks to Urban Fresh Foods partner Giles Brook about what the deal means for the business.

Fyffes and Ethical Trading Initiative under scrutiny

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 12 Feb 16

Fyffes, the global produce supplier, is in the spotlight over union claims of worker abuse on plantations in Central America.


Outgoing Waitrose chief Mark Price gets UK government role

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 10 Feb 16

Mark Price, the outgoing managing director of UK grocer Waitrose, has been named the country's new trade minister.


The problem with the word 'natural' in the US

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 10 Feb 16

Last autumn, a US trade group said it would look to develop a voluntary regulatory compliance and certification programme for the term 'natural', with an eye on releasing the standard in the first half of next year. However, the plan has hit the buffers, another sign of how problematic the term - an attractive one for a growing number of shoppers - is in the country.

Food majors book 2015 numbers and look into 2016

Food majors book 2015 numbers and look into 2016

The figures for last year are rolling in and, while executives report how they fared in 2015, they are also forecasting how they could perform this year.

The flurry of commitments on cage-free eggs

The flurry of commitments on cage-free eggs

Companies including Nestle, Mondelez International and Mars have announced pledges on cage-free eggs in recent months.

Lactalis's emerging markets push

Lactalis's emerging markets push

The French giant - the world's number two dairy group by sales - has continued its bid to increase its presence in emerging markets in the early weeks of 2016.

What are the macro risks facing your business?

What are the macro risks facing your business?

The World Economic Forum has published its annual report quantifying and comparing economic, environmental, geopolitical, societal and technological risks. just-food digs into the report and analyses the findings.

Drivers of Food Industry M&A

Drivers of Food Industry M&A

Marginal growth levels in mature markets have forced traditional packaged food manufacturers to look towards inorganic sources for growth - specifically mergers and acquisitions (M&A) - in order to acquire commensurate levels of scale, growth, shelf-space and brand prestige... Read more

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